Tuesday, December 6, 2011
81 years old
Hey guys. It's been awhile since I've posted, sorry about that. I have been super busy with school, but I finished today so hopefully I can post more. So today I want to tell you a story.
My best friend and roommate Kayla and I went to walmart tonight. It's about 30 degrees here and to us that's just bitter cold. Well we pull up to walmart, and for some reason I didn't want to drive around to find a close spot, instead we parked out a ways. Well I see this little elderly lady walking and as I continued to watch her, I realized she was lost. She was carrying her purse loosely and her basket was full. I knew that if she was really lost, that she was a prime suspect for some idiot to take advantage of her.
So we parked and jumped out of the car and followed her. I called out and said "ma'am, may we help you" and she said "I look lost don't I, I don't know where my car is" So Kayla and I started looking. The woman knew her first 3 digits of her licence plate number. Kayla left us to go look on the other side of the parking lot, so I asked her if she would mind if I pushed her basket, and she let me. We walked up and down every row looking for her car. As we walked she talked and shared some stuff with me.
"I turned 81 this year, I know I'm old, but since I turned 81 I feel I have aged by 10 years not just 1"
"I was praying for God to help me find my car"
"You are too sweet for doing this."
"You think someone stole my car?"
"I might need a keeper"
"Life just isn't the same as it was back in the old days."
Eventually we found her car, Kayla came back, and we loaded her grocery bags into her trunk. She asked us if we were in school and where we were from. Then thanked us numerous times.
So I tell you this story because it got me thinking. When I'm 81 and can't find my car, I pray that some one will help me. But beside that point the main think I thought was God is good. She was praying for help and it just so happened Kayla and I were her answered prayer. I have told people that they were an answered prayer, but never have I realized I was one. It was awesome. It's awesome to know that God is so good, and can work through anybody. I've been discouraged lately, and have felt pretty low, but God can still use me. Even the smallest of things can impact somebody's life. Just like helping a lady find her car.
I am not telling you this for Kayla and I to get kudos or brownie points. But to show that God can use you, even when you least expect it. We didn't just help a lady, but God showed himself to us tonight. He showed that he loves us and he wanted to use us tonight. God is always at work around us, and wants us to join him in his work. Tonight for Kayla and I, it was helping an 81 year old lady find her car in 30 degree weather.
God is good huh?! I'll post more soon! Love yall